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- Tottenham have only won three of their last 13 Premier League matches.
- Burnley are unbeaten in four Premier League fixtures.
- Spurs dropped points in seven of their 12 Premier League home games this season.
- Burnley have avoided defeat in two of their last four meetings with Spurs.
Tottenham tumbling south
Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to London rivals West Ham last weekend felt like a watershed moment for the club and Jose Mourinho, and with confidence in the camp low, Spurs could drop more points against Burnley on Sunday.
Spurs enjoyed a routine victory over Wolfsberger in the Europa League on Wednesday evening, though their win against the Austrians will do little to ease their burning domestic disappointment.
In the Premier League, Tottenham have lost five of their last six assignments and they risk dropping into the division’s bottom half with another poor result this weekend.
Burnley tough to beat
Burnley warmed up for their trip to London with a largely uninspiring 0-0 draw at home to West Brom, though the stalemate at Turf Moor did at least allow the Clarets to extend their unbeaten run to four games.
Sean Dyche’s dogged side have taken six points from the last nine on offer on the road however, with half of those earned in a surprise 1-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield, and Burnley’s ability to bloody the nose of the league’s leading lights could come in handy again on Sunday.
Burnley to avoid defeat again?
A well-drilled Burnley team that gives little away should provide a sticky test for a low on confidence Tottenham team this weekend, and bettors could be rewarded by backing the generously priced Clarets in the double chance market.
Burnley won points in two of their last four meetings with Spurs, and they came close to holding them again in a game of few chances when the sides last faced off in a 1-0 Tottenham win at Turf Moor in October.
Jose Mourinho’s men have regressed considerably since then, and with the machinery of their attack grinding instead of gliding, they could find breaking Burnley down tough.
Both Tottenham and Burnley have notched one or fewer goals in six of their last eight games respectively, and with cutting edge on either side of the dividing line in short supply, a 1-1 correct score prediction looks an outcome worth pursuing.
Tottenham Hotspur injuries and team news
Giovani Lo Celso is back in training though Sunday could come too soon for the Argentinean midfielder.
Serge Aurier will miss out again at right back, where one of Matt Doherty or Japhet Tanganga will deputise.
Burnley injuries and team news
Johann Gudmundsson is Burnley’s only confirmed injury absentee, though Sean Dyche is sweating on the fitness of Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood, Robbie Brady, Erik Pieters and Dale Stephens.